Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year!

I hope EVERYONE had an exceptional new year's celebration that was everything they expected. Mighty M and I enjoyed a wonderful night together of delish food (shrimp cocktail, filet and strip steaks, fresh veggies, and raspberry ganash cake...mmm) and new movies. And thanks -- we gave lots of thanks for this past year. I gave thanks for the dating gods for finally pulling me out of purgatory and introducing me to M, for the advent of exercise and health in my life, and two happy and healthy families to enjoy. Very, very good things.

And I DID do the GYGO triathlon...well, at least I gave it my best shot. Even calling ahead of time to check the Y's hours for New Year's day didn't work. I got there excited (and, to be honest, a little nervous) for the first swim of the season and the whole place was dark. D.A.R.K. And a little creepy. Not a soul around, except the teen in the pool area cleaning the pool. Well, I guess that means that today's swim will be extra enjoyable!

Never fear, I did come back to and knock out 15.8 miles on the bike. It felt great, of course! I missed my 'Naner, but don't really miss the sore butt that comes with the beginning of a season. Ouch! M was a trooper and -- with a bit of a workout agenda of his own -- he ran the mill of dread at the same time to keep me company. Now, if he could only keep all the sweat from his bald head ON his bald head...then we would be in business!! ;)

Then my mushy legs and I headed out for a run in the 'hood in the pouring rain. I would normally say yuck, but it was great. I missed running! My knee started yelling at me early on (mile 1.5 or so), and so I mixed in some walking, too. I will have to be very, very careful with (1) my running mileage, and (2) my bike to run bricks this winter. I also want to bring my bike into Andy to get the float checked on my pedals and do a full fit. I suspect that I have too much float in the pedals and that's aggrevating my knee. Andy will know.

Okay, well, I'm on a little VACATION this week (love.my.job) and will have lots of things to post and lots of updates on training. Take care, everybody, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

7 comments:

TriBoomer said...

Sounds like the perfect way to start the year with a GYGO tri and hanging out with M. Have fun on vacation.

Stay tuned...

Siren said...

I always heard it was not having enough float in the pedals that an aggravate knee problems. When I was having terrible issues with what got diagnosed as patello-femoral syndrome (aka Chondromalacia), everbody told me to make sure I had enough float and sure enough, getting a bike fitting and new pedals with loads of float solved the problem.
Good luck with that! I struggled with my knees a lot last year, hoping like crazy to avoid it in 2007.

JohnnyTri said...

Happy New Year!!!

LBTEPA said...

Happy New Year and Go You!

ironjenny said...

Happy New YEar, and be careful with "screaming joints". ;-)
Jenny

T-Guy J said...

Happy New Years Able...

A pro bike fitting is so incredibly worth the money. You would be amazed at how much miniscule adjustments can improve your pedal power and comfort.

Tri-On,

-J

Bolder said...

Happy New Year!